Dr. Levent Yilmaz
Science and Software Engineering and
Ginn College of Engineering
Quote - "Computer Science is no more about computers than
astronomy is about telescopes."
E. W. Dijkstra
- Editor-in-Chief of the
Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2008
- Editorial Board Member of
Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (2004-present).
- Associate Editor of the
Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling Journal (2012 - present).
- Associate Editor of the
International Journal of
Engineering Education (2006 - present).
- Associate Editor of the
Simulation & Gaming
Journal (2008 - 2016).
- Elected Member of the Board
of Directors of Society for
Modeling and Simulation International (2006 - 2008, 2009 - 2011, 2011 -
- Vice President for Publications of the Society for
Modeling and Simulation International (2011 - 2013).
- General Chair (with Osman
Sierhuis, and Xiaolin Hu) of the 2009 Summer Computer Simulation
- Founding Organizer and
General Chair (with Greg
Sierhuis, Tuncer Ören, and Yu
Zhang) of the annual Agent-directed
Simulation Symposium series
Honors and Awards
- Best Paper Award, 2017 International Symposium on Modeling
and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous
Systems, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
- Best Paper Award,
2014 IEEE International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, USA.
- Best Paper Award, 2012 International Summer
Simulation Multiconference. Genoa, Italy.
- Distinguished Service Award,
for Modeling and Simulation International, 2012, 2016.
- Distinguished Professional
Achievement Award, Society
for Modeling and Simulation International, 2011.
- Best Paper Award, 2011
Emerging Applications of
Modeling and Simulation in Industry and Academia (EAIA) Conference.
- Auburn University External
Consulting Award, Auburn
of Upsilon Pi Epsilon,
Honor Society in Computing Sciences.
|I am a Professor
of Computer Science and
Software Engineering with a joint appointment at the
department ofIndustrial and Systems Engineeringin the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
at Auburn University.
| Research Interests
Simulation - Agent Simulation, Agent-Monitored Simulation, Agent-Supported Simulation
Simulation Theory &
Adaptive Systems - Computational
in socio-technical, cognitive, cultural systems: Science
of science and innovation policy, systems
models of collective creativity, computational models of scientific
discovery, conflict simulation, computer simulation of projects,
- Model-Driven Engineering and Science
- Autonomy and Cognitive Computing
- Computational Reproducibility, Replicability, and Discovery
- Self-Organizing and Adaptive Systems
Software Modeling and Design -
Cognitive models of design, conceptual
processes of creative design.
- COMP 7740: Complex Adaptive Systems
- COMP 8700: Agent-Directed Simulation
- COMP 7790: Model-Driven Engineering
- COMP 3700: Software Modeling & Design
- COMP 3220: Principles of Programming Languages
Complete list is available here
L. (2019) A Quantum Cognition Model for Simulating Ethical Dilemmas
among Multi-perspective Agents, Journal of Simulation, DOI:
- O'Mahony A., P. K. Davis, S. Appling, M. E.
Brashears, E. Briscoe, K. M. Carley, J. M. Epstein, [...], A. Tolk, R.
Vardavas, and L. Yilmaz (2019). ``Panel Discussion: Moving
Social-Behavioral Modeling Forward," chapter 33 in Social-Behavioral
Modeling for Complex Systems, pp. 753-787. Wiley.
L. and S. Sivaraj (2019). “A Cognitive Architecture for
Verifiable System Ethics via Explainable Autonomy," in Proceedings of
the 2019 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference. April 8-11,
L., A. Franco-Watkins, and T. S. Kroecker (2017). "Computational Models
of Ethical Decision-Making: A Coherence-Driven Reflective Equilibrium
Model," Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 46, December 2017, pp. 61-74.
- Yilmaz L., S. Chakladar, K. Doud, A. E.
Smith, A. Teran-Somohano, H. Oguztuzun, S. Cam, O. Dayibas, and B. K.
Gorur (2017). "Models as Self-Aware Cognitive Agents and Adaptive
Mediators for Model-Driven Science," in Proceedings of the
2017 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1300-1311. December 3-6, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.
A., A. E. Smith, and L. Yilmaz (2017). "Model Alignment Using
Optimization and Design of Experiments," in Proceedings of the 2017
IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1288-1299. December 3-6, Las Vegas, NV.
K. and L. Yilmaz (2017). "A Framework for Formal Automated Analysis of
Simulation Experiments using Probabilistic Model Checking," in
Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1312-1323. December
3-6, Las Vegas, NV.
- Yilmaz L. (2017). "FeatureSim:
Feature-Driven Simulation for Exploratory Analysis with Agent-Based
Models," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 21st International Symposium on
Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), pp. 163-170.
October 18-20, 2017. Rome, Italy.
- Yilmaz L., S. Chakladar, and K. Doud (2016).
"The Goal-Hypothesis-Experiment Framework: A Generative Cognitive
Domain Architecture for Simulation Experiment Management," in
Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp.
1001-1012. December 11-14, 2016, Washington, D.C.
- Yilmaz L. (2017). "Verification and Validation
of Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems," in Proceedings of
the 2017 Modeling and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive
and Autonomous Systems (MSCIAAS) Symposium of the Spring Simulation
Multiconference}. April 23-27, 2017, Virginia Beach, VA.
- Yilmaz L., A. Franco-Watkins, and T. S.
Kroecker (2016). “Coherence-Driven Reflective Equilibrium Model
of Ethical Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the
2016 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive
Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), pp.
42-48. March 21-25, 2016, San Diego, CA
- Topcu O., U. Durak, H. Oguztuzun, and L. Yilmaz (2016). Distributed Simulation: Model-Driven Engineering Approach. Springer.
- Yilmaz L. (Ed.) (2015). Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation. Springer.
- Mentis A.
and L. Yilmaz (2014). "Validation and Analysis of a
Distributed, Agent-Based Metaheuristic for Negotiation of Consensus
Inspired by Honeybee Nest Site Selection Behavior," in Proceedings of
the IEEE Hawaii International
Conference on System Sciences, pp. 269-276. January
6-9, 2014. Hawaii. (Best Paper Award).
A., O. Dayibas, L. Yilmaz, A. E. Smith (2014). "Toward a Model-Driven
Engineering Framework for Reproducible Simulation Experiment Lifecycle
Management," in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference. pp. 2726-2737. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
- Yilmaz L., F.
Darema, R. Fujimoto, S. J. E. Taylor (2014). "Panel: The Future of
Research in Modeling and Simulation," in
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2797-2811. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
- Tolk A.,
B. L. Heath, M. Ihrig, J. J. Padilla, E. H. Page, E. D.
Suarez, C. Szabo, P. Weirich, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Epistemology of
Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter
Simulation Conference, pp. 1152-1166. December 8-11, 2013.
- Yilmaz L. (2012). "Reproducibility in M&S Research:
Issues, Strategies, and Implications for Model Development
Environments," Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial
Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 457-474.